Hey, this is 2007! We are ALL supposed to know about the environmental effects of using things like weed killers! So imagine my shock and dismay when I overheard a colleague talking about getting a group of friends together to clean up the front of a listed home and clean it by using WEED KILLER!!!
If they had said they wanted to pull the weeds, I would have jumped onto the band wagon! But WEED KILLER??? No way! I had to jump into the conversation and ask if they had considered the environmental consequences of using weed killer? Did they realize that it ends up in the aquifer? Do they know that it is a ROOT KILLER and does not differentiate between different kinds of roots? Have they never seen 'weeds' with beautiful blossoms???
Needless to say, I was not the most popular person in the group - called the 'party pooper' - Well, given the options, it is a title I willingly accept!
Before you use chemicals think of the long term consequences on our environment!